Special Report

The Worst School District in Each State

Source: Courtesy of NORIO HAYAKAWA

31. New Mexico
> Worst school district: Dulce Independent Schools
> Location: Rio Arriba County
> Per student spending: $14,269 (total enrollment: 696)
> High school graduation rate: 27.9%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 9.2%

Editor’s Note: Because of inaccuracies possibly due to migration, district boundary changes, school attendance area changes, or other technical factors, a previous version of this article incorrectly identified Lake Arthur Municipal Schools as the worst school district in New Mexico. The error has been corrected.

Source: Fort Edward UFSD / Facebook

32. New York
> Worst school district: Fort Edward Union Free School District
> Location: Washington County
> Per student spending: $16,152 (total enrollment: 571)
> High school graduation rate: 62.2%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 11.7%

Source: Tyrrell County Schools / Facebook

33. North Carolina
> Worst school district: Tyrrell County Schools
> Location: Tyrrell County
> Per student spending: $14,581 (total enrollment: 594)
> High school graduation rate: 83.6%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 8.2%

Source: Warwick Public School / Facebook

34. North Dakota
> Worst school district: Warwick Public School District 29
> Location: Benson, Eddy, and Ramsey Counties
> Per student spending: $17,278 (total enrollment: 248)
> High school graduation rate: 50.0%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 15.5%

Source: Courtesy of WBKN

35. Ohio
> Worst school district: Youngstown City School District
> Location: Mahoning and Trumbull County
> Per student spending: $12,878 (total enrollment: 5,281)
> High school graduation rate: 45.1%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 12.1%